(Paterson, NJ) – Six suspects in the fatal stabbing of a Bronx teen are being extradited from New Jersey, in a crime that’s outraged the community. The attack claimed the life of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, known to friends and family as “Junior”, and launched the hashtag “Justice For Junior” on social media.
Three Bronx men, one Long Island man, and a Paterson man appeared before a judge in Paterson before being sent back to New York City to face charges.
A “Justice for Junior” march is being held tonight, retracing the steps the victim took when he tried to save his own after the attack. The funeral for Guzman-Feliz will be tomorrow morning at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the Bronx.
(Bronx, NY) – Five people are under arrest in the brutal murder of a Bronx teenager. Speaking with NY1, the victim’s mother said she is heartbroken by his senseless death.
Two of the suspects in the killing of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz were taken into custody in the Bronx. Three others were in Paterson, NJ. Police say more arrests are expected. The five are allegedly members of a Dominican gang known as Trinitarios.
Guzman-Feliz was hacked to death in a bodega on East 183rd Street and Bathgate Avenue with a machete and knives in what officials believe was a case of mistaken identity. The teen was a member of the NYPD’s Explorers youth program and wanted to become a detective.
A wake is being held today and tomorrow, a funeral on Wednesday, for the Bronx teenager murdered in a machete attack
(Bronx, NY) – Eight of the suspects caught on camera butchering 15-year old Lesandro (Junior) Guzman Feliz outside of Zesarina Grocery are now in custody after police say they apprehended two men in the Bronx and three others in Patterson, NJ.
The murder of the young boy caught world wide attention with many posting names and images of the suspects on line to help facilitate their arrests. Considering that members of the Trinitarios gang reached out to family members to apologize, it’s no surprise it didn’t take long for police to find the killers. This after news that it could’ve have been over a sex video and mistaken identity.
The video, which completely rips at your heart, shows the teen being dragged out of the bodega by two men while two other men working inside the store seemingly do nothing but shoo them away to make sure they leave. That’s where the nightmare began.
The men pull Junior around the corner and instantly attack him. Two of the murderers were armed with machetes while three others had knives. A sixth man captured on video had his face covered.
The savage attack lasts for less than 30 seconds and Junior is hacked and stabbed violently over and over again. When the teen is close to escaping one of the suspects appears to slice his throat from behind. Witnesses looking down on the scene yelled at the attackers to stop as Junior gets up and runs back towards the entrance of the store before coming back to the scene with blood gushing from his neck.
During the attack, a couple walking down the street, look on but do nothing. And one of the men who was operating the store peeps around the corner and sees the teen being stabbed to death….but again does nothing.
The youngster ran about a block up the road where more video shows him dying on the steps of a building directly across from St. Barnabas Hospital where people believe he was running to get help but couldn’t make it. Drenched in blood, surprisingly, he was still alive at that moment but later succumbed to his injuries.
Feliz’s mom says he left the apartment briefly to meet a friend and loan him 5 dollars. His mother told him to come right back and he never did. One has to wonder if the ‘friend’ set him up.
Junior’s brother-in -law, 19-year old Derek Grullon and his wife, Junior’s sister, say they have heard directly from members of the Trinitarios, a Dominican gang known for violence.
‘They said, ‘We had the wrong person.” She got a two-minute video mea culpa via Snapchat, he told the NYPost, in which the gang leader ‘said they kicked all of them out of the gang.’
The wrong person? The mistaken identity involves a sex video of a young woman having intercourse with another man while another guy live streams it. The woman is aware that she is being taped, covering her face with a shirt at times while participating.
It is believed that one suspect is still out there. Junior’s mother hopes neighbors will boycott the Bodega where it happened. Two operators of the store, one believed to be the owner, did nothing to help Jr. He all but helped the men drag Junior out of the store and to his death. Heartbreaking, considering the teen’s mom said the store’s owner knows her son very well and watched him grow up.
A go fund me page was setup to help the family with expenses. $15K was requested…almost $140K has been donated in 3 days. Rapper Cardi B donated $8K. Click on the link to contribute! Justice For Junior!